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Orioles announce 2004 Summer Concert Series
04/27/2004  3:26 PM ET
In a continuing effort to make Camden Yards the ultimate summer entertainment destination, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of free concerts at Camden Yards this summer through "The Orioles Summer Concert Series," presented by Coors Light and Hard Rock Cafe. Friday Pre-Game Happy Hour and Saturday Post-Game Party concerts will take place each weekend the Orioles play at home from May through August. The concerts are the first in a series of musical events in development as part of a plan to make Oriole Park at Camden Yards the premier venue for baseball as well as for special events and musical entertainment in the region.

Scheduled performers include a variety of local, regional and national acts. Local favorites include Lake Trout on Friday, May 7; the Kelly Bell Band on Friday, May 14 and The All Mighty Senators on Friday, June 25. Other acts include New Orleans-based rock and roll group The Radiators on Friday, July 9; Tampa-based female pop trio UC3 on Saturday, July 10; and New York City-based rock singer Gavin deGraw on Friday, July 23. National recording artist Eddie Money returns to Camden Yards on Saturday, May 15; the Psychedelic Furs are scheduled for Saturday, June 5 and Cheap Trick will perform on Saturday, August 7.

Concerts will be held at the north end of Eutaw Street. Friday Pre-Game Happy Hour concerts will take place from 5:30 p.m. until the game begins at 7:35 p.m. Saturday Post-Game Party concerts will start after the completion of that days game and will continue for two hours. Most Saturday games are scheduled for 4:35 p.m., with concerts starting at approximately 7:35 p.m. or after the game ends, whichever time is later. Exceptions to this schedule are on Saturday, May 15, when the game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the Eddie Money concert will begin at approximately 10:05 p.m.; Saturday, June 12, when the game time is 3:15 p.m. and the Jarflies will perform at approximately 6:15 p.m.; and Saturday, July 24, when the game is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. and Avion will perform at approximately 9:05 p.m.

Concessions will be available at each concert. A portion of the proceeds from food and beverage sales during the events will benefit the Orioles Charitable Foundation.

Concerts are free to Orioles fans, but those who want upgraded admission will have the opportunity to pre-purchase a $20 VIP Package that includes a ticket for the game in the Eutaw Street bleachers and VIP access to a reserved section in front of the stage at the concert. Availability is limited for this package.

For additional information or to purchase a VIP Package or game tickets, call the Orioles at 1-888-848-BIRD.

2004 ORIOLES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

DATE          TYPE	 GAME   OPPONENT   PERFORMER
	                 TIME  

Fri., May 7   Pre-Game	 7:35   Cleveland  Lake Trout
Sat., May 8   Post Game	 4:35	Cleveland  The Damnwells

Fri., May 14  Pre-Game	 7:35	Anaheim    Kelly Bell Band
Sat., May 15  Post Game	 7:05	Anaheim    Eddie Money
	
Fri., June 4  Pre-Game	 7:35	Tampa Bay  Crushing Day
Sat., June 5  Post Game	 4:35	Tampa Bay  Psychedelic Furs
	
Fri., June 11 Pre-Game	 7:35	SF         Jah Works
Sat., June 12 Post Game	 3:15	SF         Jarflies
	
Fri., June 25 Pre-Game	 7:35	Atlanta    All Mighty Senators
Sat., June 26 Post Game	 4:35	Atlanta    Beatwater Tribute 
	
Fri., July 9  Pre-Game	 7:35	KC         The Radiators
Sat., July 10 Post Game	 4:35	KC         UC3
	
Fri., July 23 Pre-Game	 7:35	Minnesota  Gavin deGraw
Sat., July 24 Post Game	 6:05	Minnesota  Avion
	
Fri., Aug. 6  Pre-Game	 7:35	Texas      Juiced
Sat., Aug. 7  Post Game	 4:35	Texas      Cheap Trick
	
Fri., Aug. 20 Pre-Game	 7:35	Toronto    Faded Image
Sat., Aug. 21 Post Game	 4:35	Toronto    Vs. The Earth

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